Center for Vision Research
John D. Ash, Ph.D.
Dr. John Ash is an ocular cell biologist whose research is focused on both understanding the cause of blindness due to retinal degeneration and developing therapies to prevent loss of sight.
John D. Ash, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
NIH Research funding
Top 50 in U.S.
The UF College of Medicine is ranked in the top 50 of all U.S. medical schools for NIH research dollars awarded to medical schools and ranked 21 among public institutions.
US NEws and WORLD RANKING
U.S. News & World Report ranks the UF College of Medicine No. 40 among the 141 medical schools in the country and No. 16 among public institutions.
ONE of FOUR IN THE NATION
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
This collaborative effort between UF and the Mount Sinai Medical Center is led by UF’s Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., and Steven Dekosky, M.D.
one of six NIH centers
Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center
Directed by H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., the center is addresses muscle degeneration caused by muscular dystrophy.
UF Diabetes Institute
Researchers at the UF Diabetes Institute, led by Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., received a UC4 award, the fourth awarded to UF, to study human islets in Type 1 diabetes. Less than 10 of these grants were awarded by the NIH in 2015.
CONSORTIUM FOR THE STUDY OF
Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer
Christopher Forsmark, M.D., Kenneth Cusi, M.D., and Steven Hughes, M.D., are part of the consortium — one of only 10 such centers across the country.
BRIDGING RESEARCH AND CARE
UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Led by David Nelson, M.D., the CTSI is among a network of approximately 60 Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs nationwide.
OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium
The consortium, led by Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., and Bill Hogan, M.D., is one of 13 clinical data research networks nationwide.
FIRST IN FLORIDA
Claude. D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Led by Marco Pahor, M.D., director of the UF Institute on Aging, the center is Florida’s first and one of 15 in the nation.